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30-Days of Gratitude| Journaling

It is very easy to find the negativity and fault in things, whether that be about other people, yourselves or a specific situation you are in. But if you truly reflect on this, you will find that these faults are trivial and really there is so much to be grateful for.

Examples of finding fault and negativity with our thoughts could be “if only I received a higher grade, I’d be happy”, “if only my outfit looked nicer, I’d be happy”, “if only I had a better complexion, I’d be happy”.

However, if you were asked to name one thing that you was grateful for, this would be simple, you probably wouldn’t have to think about it for more than a few seconds.

Cultivating a practice of gratitude can truly make your life less lousy, happier, and more peaceful. We often get eclipsed by what happiness is meant to be and what we should be grateful for, but we have been blinded by false realities via social media, movies, and TV-series. Things that we should be happy and grateful about are a lot more simple than you think.

Gratitude journaling has incredible benefits on ones well-being and mental health and it is so simple to get into!

So what do we do and how do we start?

Buy yourself a cute journal…or just a piece of paper will do. Then

every morning and evening, write down 1-3 things that you’re grateful for. No matter how long or painful your day may have been.

The physical record is important—don’t just do this exercise in your head and make sure you keep the record to look back on occasionally. The things you list can be relatively small in importance (“The tasty burger I had for lunch today.”) The goal of the exercise is to remember a good experience, person, or thing in your life—then enjoy the good emotions that come with it.

Let us know what you’re grateful for, leave us a comment down below :-)

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